The new Renault Grand Scenic has become the 12th model of the Renault range to be awarded EuroNCAP's maximum five-star crash-test rating, despite the increase in the independent body's evaluation criteria (side and rear impact, child and adult protection, pedestrian protection, equipment) earlier this year.
The new Renault Grand Scenic has been engineered to delivery exemplary active and passive safety performance, and features the same equipment package as the rest of the Renault Megane family:
- twin side impact sensors, an innovation first seen on Renault Laguna III,
- six airbags, including two dual-chamber thorax/groin airbags,
- the Renault System for Restraint and Protection (comprising double pretensioners, load limiters and dual-chamber twin-stage adaptive front airbags),
- new-generation headrests.
It also comes as standard with ABS, EBA (Emergency Brake Assist), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and CSV understeer control.
Renault's across-the-range approach to safety is founded on the study of real-world accidents and places the priority on developing the most effective technologies to prevent accidents from occurring in the first place, taking corrective action and protecting occupants, as well as to enhancing the safety awareness of all road users.
Renault believes that actively improving safety is a priority and stands out as the only car manufacturer to have obtained the maximum five-star rating on 12 occasions. The new Renault Grand Scenic's programmed crumple structure absorbs impact energy to protect both the cabin's structural integrity and the lives of occupants. The materials it employs - including high, very high and even very, very elastic limit steels - are selected for their ability to absorb energy and dissipate kinetic energy. Controlling deformation in this way reduces the deceleration forces to which occupants are subjected and, combined with the benefits of the third-generation Renault System for Restraint and Protection (SRP3), guarantees a particularly high level of protection.Published 26 August 2009